Prayer is a dialogue of love says St. Pope John Paul II. A conversation with Christ that make us his intimate friends. He longs to communicate and share his life with you.
The Apostle Paul encourages believers to “pray without ceasing”, meaning prayer should natural, normal & ongoing–like breathing! Prayer is the very substance and soul of the Christian life.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Our Catholic Church has a bountiful buffet of specific prayers and methods of prayer handed down to help build your relationship with God:
- Liturgical Prayer: Holy Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, First Friday & First Saturday
- Eucharistic Adoration: praying before the Blessed Sacrament,
- Vocal prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, The Rosary
- Meditation: Thinking about a scripture verse or scene
- Praying the Psalms
- Prayers of Praise: such as those engaged by charismatics
- Contemplation: you do nothing, God does most of the work
- Much more
- All prayer should lead to Conversational Prayer: Simply talking to God like you would a friend. Sharing your joys and sorrows. Hopes and dreams. Open your heart like you would with a good friend. Pray always with your best friend.
Don’t be overwhelmed by choices, just sample some and enjoy relaxing with the Lord!